Lincoln’s Use of the Bible

 

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A. Lincoln 1864

 

 

 

LINCOLN’S USE
OF THE BIBLE

 

BY
S. TREVENA JACKSON

 

 

THE ABINGDON PRESS
NEW YORK CINCINNATI

 

 

Copyright, 1909, by
EATON & MAINS.

 

Printed December, 1909
Reprinted February, 1910; October, 1914

 

 

When quiet in my house I sit,
Thy book be my companion still;
My joy thy sayings to repeat,
Talk o’er the records of thy will,
And search the oracles divine,
Till every heartfelt word be mine.
Charles Wesley.
 
The Bible is a book of faith,
A book of doctrine,
And a book of religion,
Of especial revelation from God.
Daniel Webster.
 
And weary seekers of the best,
We come back laden from our quest,
To find that all the sages said—
Is in the Book our mothers read.
Whittier.

 

 


LINCOLN’S USE OF THE BIBLE

“The Bible is the king’s best copy, the magistrate’s best rule, the housewife’s best guide, the servant’s best directory, and the best companion of youth.”

 

In a log cabin at Nolin’s Creek, Hardin County, Kentucky, the boy breathed the first breath of life. Hope’s anchor hung on a slender string, if we are to measure by the child’s home surroundings. But his birthplace possessed a soul; for a home with a good book in it has a soul. This book was the Bible. It mastered his manners, molded his mind, made mighty his manhood, and gave to America the matchless man.

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